A Few Reasons You May Want To Buy A Videoscope

Sometimes you go to a hardware or tool store and see something you would really like to have but cannot justify buying it. If the item you spot is a videoscope, then rest assured that it can be useful for a lot of tasks around the home. Before you pass up a good deal on one, consider how much easier the following jobs would be if you could see everything you needed to see.

Plumbing Work

When you have a clog that will not clear, and are not sure where it could be, use a videoscope. Feed the line down into the drain and see exactly what and where the clog is located. This can be extremely helpful when the problem is in the main drain and out in the yard somewhere. You will see if it is a collapsed pipe, tree roots, or something that was flushed down the toilet. The videoscope will also let you know where to start digging to get to the problem.


It is not always possible to see all the way through a chimney. When you have smoke backing up into your house, it is vital you find out the problem and get rid of it. Sometimes the problem is the nest of an animal that could be dangerous if you attempt to move it. Put the camera of the vidoescope up through the chimney to see what you have up there. This way you can choose the safest way to deal with the problem.


Trying to see all the different parts in the engine compartment would require taking off different parts or pieces. However, if you have a videoscope, you can send the camera into small areas to see what might be causing the issue. You can even put the scope into the gas tank to find out how much sediment or debris has settled in the bottom. This will tell you if you need to have the tank blown out or not.

HVAC Ductwork

Strange smells and poor airflow can mean there is either something stuck in the ducts or there is a hole somewhere. Being able to see what is going on in the ductwork will help you find a solution and save money on your heating and cooling bills.

The next time you see a videoscope for sale, consider getting it to help with repairs and maintenance around your home. Even if you have to call in a professional to fix the problem, you will at least be able to tell him or her what it is and save time on diagnosing it. This will mean a shorter service call and a lower bill.